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Okanagan Nation Declaration
We, the Okanagan Nation make this declaration today as a sign for every generation to come, Therefore we herby declare that:
We are the unconquered aboriginal peoples of this land our mother; The creator has given us our mother, to enjoy, to manage and to protect; We the first inhabitants, have lived with our mother from time immemorial; Our Okanagan Governments have allowed us to share equally in the resources of our mother; We have never given up our rights to our mother, our mother's resources, our governments, our religion; We will survive and continue to govern our mother and her resources for the good of all for all time.

ONA_Who We Are

Since time immemorial, the history of the Okanagan began, long before the arrival of the Europeans. We are the Syilx-speaking people – the original inhabitants of a vast and beautiful territory that encompasses forests, grasslands, lakes and desert. For thousands of years, the Okanagan people were self-reliant and well provided for through their own ingenuity and use of the land and nature. We lived united as a nation with a whole economy, travelling the breadth and depth of our territory, hunting and fishing, growing and harvesting, crafting and trading to meet our needs.

  • Spirit of Syilx Youth Unity Run 2016

    Christina Lake, BC
    Thursday, May 12, 2016 - Sunday, May 15, 2016
    All day

    ARCHIVE FOOTAGE 2010 Unity Run – Courtesy of Global News

    The Spirit of Syilx Youth Unity Run will take place the afternoon of May 12th in Christina Lake, BC and will end in Revelstoke, BC on May 15, 2016.


  • 2016 Sockeye Fry Release

    Green Mountain Rd, Penticton, BC
    Wednesday, May 18, 2016
    9:30am - 2:00pm

    The Sockeye Fry Release will take place May 18th, 2016 in Penticton. The ceremony will take place at 9:30 am and will be followed by a feast at the En’owkin Centre and children’s activities.


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  • 2016 Annual General Assembly

    Westbank, BC
    Thursday, July 21, 2016 - Friday, July 22, 2016
    All day

    Westbank, BC

    Please stay tuned for more information.

    AGA 2016 Save the Date

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